Run B.M.C. | The Bruery

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Run B.M.C.Run B.M.C.

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by vacax on 07-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of eyemustard
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pour is hazy orange amber and deep orange center with a bubbly thin white head leaving a decent lace. Nose is heavy grain with some stale cereal. A cream and citrus behind with a cardboard paper underneath. Taste is the same, paper and cream, grain is faint, light citrus, more zest and notes of coriander. Everything is slightly muted and a bit disintegrated.
Body is crisp, grainy, and highly carbonated.

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Photo of bstyle
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, corn, and other grains, lemon zest, citrus hops, some spice, and a bit of yeast.

T - Starts off with a mix of wheat and other grains with some lemon zest, citrus hop, and some pineapple. Through the middle, some lightly spicy hop flavors come through with a touch of bready malt, bitterness, and some yeast esters. The finish is a mix of wheat and corn with some citrus and floral hops, a bit of spice, and some yeast flavor that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Imperial Pilsner with a really nice hop profile.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky honey yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and some herbal hop and alcohol aromas. Taste is very much the same along with some slight nail polish remover flavors on the finish. There is a somewhat intense herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is quite harsh with acetone and alcohol flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Koufax21
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a yellowish orange and carries a nice 1" of foamy white head. Smell is kind of bready. Taste is like a bud on steroids. Pretty much what I expected. Summer, I'm parched kind of beer. Not my thing but if it were priced similarly to BMC, I'd bring it to get togethers where people would be snaking beers out of the coola'.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.56/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Bruery tulip at last weekend's tasting.

Pours a slightly-hazy light orange color with a thin white head and just a touch of lacing. The nose brings forward a heavy pilsner malt presence and a touch of hops. Too bready and malty. The flavor is pretty similar. There's a lot of pilsner malt in this and it's far too heavy, even for an imperial version of the style. Bready throughout with a moderate hop bite to the finish. Just short of average.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/09/12 notes. Big thanks to Thorep429 for sharing this one, knocking off another Bruery want of mine. 750ml bottle into a Portsmouth tulip.

a - Pours a murky yellow orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, corn, grains, light spice, light fruits. aNot bad but a little bland...pretty average.

t - Tastes of grains, wheat, sweet corn, sweet fruits, and bready malts. A step up from the nose and some nice sweetness to the taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent imperial pilsner from the Bruery. The nose is a bit bland but the taste is better, and it's pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Poured into pilsner flute

Pours light straw with a huge white head leaving moderate retention and lacing.

Aroma consists of grainy malts with a spicy noble hop profile

Flavor profile follows closely. Cereal grains supported by a spicy hoppy characteristic. Very light bodied.

Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

I'm assuming Patrick is aping the big boys and showing you can do a pilsner that actually has taste. If so then bravo he succeeds. Not tremendous in any way, but is a great spicy light(er) lager. Went down very smooth.

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Photo of Gilmango
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up as a pre-bought Reserve allocation, still quite hoppy but would've loved to have tried it fresh in July/August 2011. That said, some of the old reviews cited a sweetness that I really did not find to be very present, so perhaps the bottle conditioned lager yeast took a bit of time to dry out the beer?

An exceptional pilsner, probably the closest Bruery has come to bottling their spectacular Humulus Lager. Nice rocky head left with some lacing in my Bruery tulip. Great aroma of citrus, grass, earth, spice; medium bitterness, nice earthy grain flavor with hints of sweet malt, dry finish. Great beer, even with 6 months age this had a nice hoppiness and was a wonderful treat to try.

Opened a 2nd bottle on 2/17/12 and was a tad bit less wowed by the hops - aroma and bitterness just slightly not as impressive as first taste. Still a very tasty pilsner, very clean, well balanced.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer served in a Bruery tulip, it's called having a plan, you should try it.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head, lots of lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is sweet and a little fruity, almost pineapple.

Beer is medium in body, quite sweet. Beer has a nice finish, it is decent throughout, a little odd in the midpalate, has that Bruery sweetness taste to it that I come to expect from a lot of Bruery beers.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

sampled October 2011
A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, pale tan , off-white colored head; the head leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass and it slowly subsides into a dense, creamy head that seems quite airy. The beer is a pale amber color and shows a hazy, yellow-straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells like what an Imperial Pilsner might; dried grass (from mostly the hops, but also from the grain), hay, light notes of dried herbs or even more so dried wild flowers, and even a grain-huskiness are quite noticeable up front. These notes are backed by rounder notes of orange flower nectar, perhaps a touch of tangelo zest, an ample floral note that has a touch of spice to it as well as a touch of nostril warming alcohol spice once you really start to dig around in the nose.

A spritzy carbonation adds some liveliness to this creaming feeling beer. There is a sharpness to this beer that is contributed by bitter hop notes, a touch of raw hop astringency and some warming / spicy alcohol flavors that all come together in the finish. Up front the flavor is dry, hay like and somewhat bitter, but it picks up a roundness towards the middle that has some chewy pale-wheat cracker flavors to it as well as some slightly juicy fruit notes from the hop character; this hop character lingers through to the finish were it sticks around for a fair amount of time and contributes flavors of sweetened Meyer lemon zest, tangelo like notes, as well as some more exotic like flavors that are sort of evocative of kumquats, perhaps a touch of mango and some lychee hints too. This really has an ample dried grain quality to it that can be surprisingly toothsome; it makes me think of a concentrated pale malt, a white-whole-grain bread (if that makes sense), lots of cracker like notes, lots of dried straw and really just a round, fairly complex, pale malt character. There is almost a touch of musky hoppiness to this beer, it is definitely excessively hoppy, though the grain character still manages to come through; more because the particular hops integrate well with the grain character, than because they are at a low enough level that they don’t dominate the flavor profile of this beer.

The chewiness of this beer is really getting more into the hoppy, pale bock territory than that of a standard Pilsner; this is certainly unsurprising as they are really the same thing, for me though a Pilsner is so much about the light, quenching, quaffability that I really don’t think the name Double / Imperial Pilsner ever really works from a purely stylistic perspective. Still, stylistic considerations aside, this does not affect my enjoyment of this beer, which is quite nice; this definitely works as a fall beer as it is a little more than I would be looking for on a hot Summer’s day.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, wheat, and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, banana, spices, and very subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one was pretty nice and inviting. The flavor unfortunately fell a little short of the aroma. It was just that the flavor wasn't very well balanced. It was okay, but not overly impressive. Worth trying, but that is about it.

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Photo of craytonic
2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour - peachy-golden=yellow with a bit of orange and a huge white head

Smell: Way too malty, with some citrus and pineapple floral hops. A bit sweet and yeasty also

Taste: Too sweet, almost like tropical candy. Only slightly bitter, maybe it was triple hop brewed. Decent amount of honey.

Mouthfeel: A bit lighter in body and mouthfeel than I expected, but loaded on the back end.

Overall: Too sweet, like malt liquor or something. They should spend more time on the beer and less time thinking up catchy names. Imperial pilsner probably isn't a good start for a beer.

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Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 124 ratings